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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Preload adjuster knob.

Some time I ago I bought (I don't say "won"!) an Ohlins shock absorber for my 2003 R1 on eBay. I had it refurbished by Harris Engineering recently with a new spring suited to my weight. I fitted it last weekend and the bike is much, much better in corners so I'm very happy. Anyhow, it took quite a while to decide where to fit the remote preload adjuster (not as long as it took to find a place for the tax disc, mind!) and next day when the rains came I wondered whether the preload knob was filling with water because I have it angled downwards.

First question; will the knob fill with rain water and corrode?

Second; drilling drain holes in it it sounds like a good idea, but can I just undo the screw at the end or will springs, ball-bearings and oil fall out?

Lastly, the remote preload hydraulic line passes near the hot reg/rec. Will it be a problem if it touches?

Thanks! James.

PS: The OE shock cleaned up like new and I'm wondering if it's worth keeping and refurbishing. Is that possible?

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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These would do the trick (as seen on the Ohlins Diavel) but with VAT and £15 P&P (!) on top they're £50 and I've spent enough already.

Talking of tax discs, the R1 has always used stick-on ones and they're good.

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MarcusMarsh

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MarcusMarsh says:

Remote preload adjuster

James,

I think you'll want to bolt that to something.  It will move around under a cable tie and eventually work loose - particularly when your are using it.  At the very least it will scratch your frame and if it starts moving about while you are riding you could have a more serious problem.

I am sure that you'll be able to find a bracket or metal plate out there somewhere that will do the job.    

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Bracket.

It's bolted to the pillion peg bracket. The cable tie is just there as a temporary second line of defence until I know it's not going to vibrate loose. I'm cautious!

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albert88

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albert88 says:

James

i'd be more concerned about the weed growing from yer tank bud,:wink:

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

Weed?

Oh yes! I hadn't noticed that.


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albert88

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albert88 says:

shock

James i would leave the adjuster alone (no drilling holes). also unless you reg is smokin ,read fucked, it wont effect your shock.nice bike bud BTW

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James600zx

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James600zx says:

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Cheers albert88.


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